I. The Hampton Inn and Suites has a relaxing environment equip with Wi-Fi for guests and is conveniently placed amidst the other points on this promenade down Pearl Street for tourists.
“Why Hampton?” Hampton by Hilton. Accessed March 03, 2016. http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/about/why-hampton/index.html.
Built during the great depression, The Palace Theatre is one of the sole venues of its kind that is still active. Its stage is home to comics, musical acts, and other forms of entertainment.
“Welcome to the Palace Theatre | Albany NY.” Welcome to the Palace Theatre | Albany NY. Accessed March 03, 2016. http://palacealbany.com/.
The first church in Albany also has historical significance as the first church in the upstate area. It was founded in 1642 by Dutch settlers and in the 1700’s served as a hospital for soldiers during the battle of Saratoga.
“History.” The First Church in Albany. Accessed March 03, 2016. http://firstchurchinalbany.weebly.com/history.html.
The Pearl Street Pub is located in the entertainment district of downtown Albany. It’s economically priced, so those on this tour route may very well want to stop in and get a bite to eat.
“Mon – Fri: 11am – 4am Sat: 12pm – 4am | Sun: 11am – 8pm Kitchen Closes at 9pm.” The Pearl Street Pub & Dirty Martini Lounge. Accessed March 03, 2016. http://thepearlstreetpub.com/menu.asp.
The Times Union Center is a sports arena that hosts basketball games and features concession stands with and without alcohol.
“Events.” Timesunioncenter-albany.com. Accessed March 03, 2016. http://www.timesunioncenter-albany.com/events.
II. Google estimates that my tour will take about 15 minutes.
III. The central focus of my tour is “A Pearl Street Promenade” because it’s located in downtown Albany; a social center of sorts in this capital region. I know that many people are doing tours down State Street, so I figured that Pearl Street would be a nice change. The audience for this tour is a wide range of young adults. This tour also caters to groups of friends and couples that are visiting, since all of my locations are walking distance from the area’s hotel. The big take away point that those who take it should walk away with is that you can do more than you think without excessive travel. Collectively, my tour has a little something for everyone from the person that just likes to relax, to some one that enjoys more of the night scene, and even those that are self-proclaimed food fanatics. On the other hand, the Times Union Center is for sports fans and it gives visitors other options for entertainment .The Palace Theatre is classic, so it adds an element of historical significance to the tour and balances out the Times Union Center. The Hampton Inn is classy and it gives tourists a good balance between the more populated places on the tour such as the Pub and the Theatre since they’d be in their room at their own discretion. People can relax after seeing a show at the theatre, and unwind even more after going for drinks at the pub. The First Church in Albany is historic, scenic, and classic. This stop on the walking tour can bring those on the tour back to a simpler time and diversify the other locations along Pearl Street. Lastly, each of these locations is in close proximity to Pearl Palooza! –an annual music festival held on Pearl Street in the summer.
-This is a photo of the First Albany Church
-This is a picture of Jerry Seinfeld, one of the acts set to take the stage at the Palace Theatre
V. What’s so great about the Pearl Street Pub?
Who are some of the most famous people that have headlined the palace theatre?
What could a single person do on this tour with a friend?